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auds
auds
7 May 2012

Build contract delay. What would you do?

Build contract delay. What would you do?
VIC

I would give them an earlier cutoff than 30 June as that gives you no room at all. I would give them to the end of May - and agree with cmhamilton and tell them its a…

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auds
May 07, 2012 4:17 pm
Stormy
Stormy
7 May 2012

2 pack in the kitchen

2 pack in the kitchen
VIC

We paid $5500 (from memory) 3 years ago to upgrade ours from Laminex. That included 7 pot drawers, 4 standard drawers, 11 cupboard doors (various sizes), 2 end panels on…

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Stormy
May 07, 2012 5:44 pm
Stormy
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kch
May 07, 2012 6:20 pm
kjw7
kjw7
7 May 2012

Colour scheme ideas.... pleae help!

Colour scheme ideas.... pleae help!
WA

Can you post a picture of your bricks? The overall colour scheme sounds great - but I am bias as its pretty similar to mine! :) I'm not sure about the render without seeing…

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kjw7
May 07, 2012 7:47 pm
builderforlife
builderforlife
7 May 2012

I think I need a footerer / footings contractor

I think I need a footerer / footings contractor
VIC

I have a video post on footings at buildinginyourblood, it is a reasonably simple job. if you think it's too much most concretors or even experienced carpenters could do…

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builderforlife
May 07, 2012 8:20 pm
builderforlife
deb17
deb17
7 May 2012

signing contracts tomorrow, couple of quick questions please

signing contracts tomorrow, couple of quick questions please

Tonight email them and tell them the changes u want made. They should get back to u in the morning. If they dont, call them. Tell them in the email u wont sign until…

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deb17
May 07, 2012 9:52 pm
Forg
Forg
7 May 2012

Paperwork/prep before trying to get tenders or quotes?

Paperwork/prep before trying to get tenders or quotes?
NSW

Thanks for the clarification! Ryde has a couple of forms relating to Section 149, it would seem, but they related to applications for development. I was just after a…

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Forg
May 07, 2012 10:53 pm
d@n
d@n
8 May 2012

Please Help, Outdoor colour

Please Help, Outdoor colour
NSW

You could do with some render on that facade just to add some interest. Downpipes usually match the brick or render it's against. Most people want to hide them as they're…

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d@n
May 08, 2012 2:39 pm
dvestate
dvestate
8 May 2012

Lockup Stage finished, paper instead of brick above window?

Lockup Stage finished, paper instead of brick above window?
VIC

Should be like over your door, the brick courses just extend across a steel lintel. Not going to be much fun for the brick to fix if the builder has done this on purpose 2

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dvestate
May 08, 2012 5:54 pm
greenfish
greenfish
8 May 2012

How did you choose your builder?

How did you choose your builder?
VIC
1, 2

I'll take that as a compliment too!!! ::kissed::

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greenfish
May 08, 2012 6:22 pm
greenfish
dakr
dakr
8 May 2012

Newbie questions

Newbie questions
WA

Thanks ShunshineT, much appreciated.

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dakr
May 08, 2012 10:02 pm
CC101
CC101
8 May 2012

ceiling inside robe with hinged doors

ceiling inside robe with hinged doors
WA

do u think it will be a bit hard to use the…

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CC101
May 09, 2012 12:30 am
bashworth
bashworth
9 May 2012

Cement Sheet infills or Bricks?

Cement Sheet infills or Bricks?
VIC

I've had cement sheet and been happy with it.

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bashworth
May 09, 2012 12:08 pm
bashworth
atom_ute
atom_ute
9 May 2012

Soil testing

Soil testing
WA

Soil test is around 400~500. This should give you enough information before approaching builders and developers. A contour survey might be the…

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atom_ute
May 09, 2012 1:53 pm
atom_ute
fourgs
fourgs
9 May 2012

Fixing/Paint Stage Inspection or Pre Handover Inspection?

Fixing/Paint Stage Inspection or Pre Handover Inspection?
VIC

thanks guys for the feedback... not really sure what issues will occur.. we're not really anticipating any issues and we are confident with our builder.. but we cannot…

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fourgs
May 09, 2012 5:13 pm
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daveinthehills
May 09, 2012 7:59 pm
choccontain
choccontain
9 May 2012

OK here we go GJ Fitzroy........HANDOVER PICTURES

OK here we go GJ Fitzroy........HANDOVER PICTURES
VIC
1 ... 7, 8, 9

can you please post some pics of your finished house? I am building fitzroy on a corner block and would like to see a finished house, plus i would like to see actual size…

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choccontain
May 09, 2012 9:29 pm
oneness
oneness
9 May 2012

At what point is it normal to sign an HIA building contract

At what point is it normal to sign an HIA building contract
WA

Thanks building-expert. Funnily enough must have been ESP but I have just received contract today (I needn't have worried) Just need a fine tooth comb now before signing :-)

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oneness
May 09, 2012 11:37 pm
BradS
BradS
10 May 2012

Built not as per drawing

Built not as per drawing
VIC

Have you contacted your builder and enquired about it first? I cant see the image but i know i have contacted my builder about things that i thought looked wrong only to…

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BradS
May 10, 2012 3:48 pm
KMofMargs
KMofMargs
10 May 2012

Advice to young players sort for Margs and in general.

Advice to young players sort for Margs and in general.
WA

Thanks for the response! I've trawled through a lot of the RI streams, as well as other review sites, just trying to gather as much info as I can, big decisions! But also…

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KMofMargs
May 10, 2012 5:09 pm
amgsl55
amgsl55
10 May 2012

advice needed with Bricklayers fees

advice needed with Bricklayers fees
SA

I discussed the matter with the brickie. Their argument was as it's a small job they are charging a day rate rather than a per brick rate. I told them it's a bit much…

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amgsl55
May 10, 2012 6:54 pm
aries_sydney
aries_sydney
10 May 2012

Sherwood 42

Sherwood 42
NSW

We have just begun building with Clarendon. Any advice with your experience with them…

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aries_sydney
May 10, 2012 10:43 pm
maxmcnamara
maxmcnamara
10 May 2012

A couple of possible issues, and handover process

A couple of possible issues, and handover process
VIC

Thanks mate, but surely they have to clean the place if it's a house and land package? What happens at handover do you sign over anything saying that all the work is complete?

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maxmcnamara
May 11, 2012 12:21 am
dazandstace
dazandstace
11 May 2012

Colour Selection - H3nl3y - Cosham Interiors

Colour Selection - H3nl3y - Cosham Interiors
VIC

I feel your pain, our lady was disinterested and unhelpful. We got limited choices or not offered certain upgrades that I have since seen other ppl had been offered on…

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dazandstace
May 11, 2012 9:46 am
dazandstace
dons80
dons80
11 May 2012

What should I look for at my PCI appointment?

What should I look for at my PCI appointment?
VIC

Don't let your SS rush you through it take your time and remember it's your money that's paying his wages

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dons80
May 11, 2012 7:28 pm
Silvergum
Silvergum
11 May 2012

Cutting caesarstone

Cutting caesarstone
VIC

Hi everyone... thankfully today after getting management involved and shafting our atttitude filled building coordinator, all is resolved and they are making the kitchen…

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Silvergum
May 11, 2012 8:19 pm
amgsl55
amgsl55
11 May 2012

New House - Tradies Using Loo??

New House - Tradies Using Loo??
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

much to my disappointment the toilet in our ensuite was used by one of the plumbers ( an apprentice). There is mud…

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amgsl55
May 11, 2012 9:09 pm
SunshineT
SunshineT
11 May 2012

Does anyone know what colour render this is????

Does anyone know what colour render this is????
WA

or if you are too nervous to knock on the door, how about write them…

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SunshineT
May 11, 2012 9:17 pm
SunshineT
momofthree
momofthree
11 May 2012

Carlisle Homes, anyone used them ?

Carlisle Homes, anyone used them ?

We decided to build our first home with Carlisle after a good friend recommended them and after reading through experiences of others who have built with them. We're…

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momofthree
May 11, 2012 9:47 pm
Stacey And Sonny
Stacey And Sonny
11 May 2012

New Home

New Home
WA

Thanks Sb ..Nice Pad

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Stacey And Sonny
May 11, 2012 11:36 pm
Vatche
Vatche
11 May 2012

Three Storey complying Development in NSW

Three Storey complying Development in NSW
NSW

Hi, We are about to build in forestville too, but most likely go through CDC.

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Vatche
May 12, 2012 12:14 am
Vatche
dvestate
dvestate
11 May 2012

Over Garage - Brickwork or Painted Panelling

Over Garage - Brickwork or Painted Panelling
NSW

Got the price today $630 for a lintel and bricks above the garage, I'm happy to pay it but my DW wants to drive past a few places that have the panelling to see the…

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dvestate
May 12, 2012 12:21 am
d3vil_nik
d3vil_nik
12 May 2012

New Crossover issue with tree Corner block

New Crossover issue with tree Corner block
VIC

one of the mates had that issue, he poisoned the tree and told the cancel that it was dead and needed to be cut down otherwise it was a hazard if it fall

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d3vil_nik
May 12, 2012 3:25 pm

Hi, I am building a house at Point Cook, and my parents did the color selection, at that time, none of us knew there is such a thing: FC infills. We all thought the thing…

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hao
May 12, 2012 11:20 pm
Forg
Forg
12 May 2012

Floorspace ratio - council vs NSW complying development

Floorspace ratio - council vs NSW complying development
NSW

We ain't there yet, but we really like a couple of Rawson designs. I was heavily emotionally invested in the Edge, but I'd miscalculated the length of our block & the…

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Forg
May 12, 2012 11:51 pm
grom40
grom40
12 May 2012

Would you take standard inclusions or go for an upgrade?

Would you take standard inclusions or go for an upgrade?
WA

If on a budget (as most home builders are) I would go for upgrades that couldn't be done/would be difficult to do after handover. For example increasing ceiling…

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grom40
May 13, 2012 12:02 am
grom40
buildingwest
buildingwest
13 May 2012

Surfmist colourbond roof and olympus oyster bricks?

Surfmist colourbond roof and olympus oyster bricks?
SA

Sorry to confuse you! But you can see lots of brick selections will look great with Surfmist. Good luck in working out all your color choices.

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buildingwest
May 13, 2012 1:01 am
soccermum
soccermum
13 May 2012

Finishing off a home after you get the keys?

Finishing off a home after you get the keys?
NSW

Thanks Guys! Really appreciate all the replies - gives us something to think about

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soccermum
May 13, 2012 8:29 am
Treeseachanger
Treeseachanger
13 May 2012

Dishwashers !!!

Dishwashers !!!
VIC

We have an Asko and it's brilliant. 'Nuff said.

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Treeseachanger
May 13, 2012 5:25 pm
stormjr
stormjr
13 May 2012

Advice on cancelling building contract

Advice on cancelling building contract

I would think as much as the builder is responsible for his work you could quickly end up with builder 1 saying what he did was right, it must be builder 2 that caused the…

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stormjr
May 13, 2012 7:34 pm
cmhamilton
cmhamilton
13 May 2012

Soakwells - any advice

Soakwells - any advice
WA

There is an awesome thread on DIY soakwell installation over in the Landsaping and Garden Design forum: viewtopic.php?f=31&t=48722 Every question you might have will be…

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cmhamilton
May 13, 2012 7:36 pm
kiwi
kiwi
13 May 2012

Need an architect - any suggestions??

Need an architect - any suggestions??
SA

deemaree. she will give you her 10 cents. she is located in green on this very forum!!

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kiwi
May 13, 2012 8:13 pm
kiwi
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djh53
May 13, 2012 9:06 pm
aurorafrog
aurorafrog
14 May 2012

Epping North, Lyndarum, Aurora, Horizons.

Epping North, Lyndarum, Aurora, Horizons.
NSW

You probably could contact enquiry@aurora.asn.au if you seeking join force from Aurora Estate.

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aurorafrog
May 14, 2012 11:55 am
daveinthehills
daveinthehills
14 May 2012

Plan changes that increase house size?

Plan changes that increase house size?

yeah $600-$1000/sqm depending on finish, ceiling height (more bricks!) etc.

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daveinthehills
May 14, 2012 12:23 pm
PS4314
PS4314
14 May 2012

Help with window dressings please

Help with window dressings please
QLD

Well, guess what - we've meet with 2 of the 3 suppliers and after similar discussions inevitably we both like the idea of the most expensive option - plantation shutters…

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PS4314
May 14, 2012 12:53 pm
silver_libran
silver_libran
14 May 2012

Kingsford Estate - PCook

Kingsford Estate - PCook
VIC

Hi namz, replying too late, but better late than never. Hows your block going? Has it settled yet? Are you looking around for builders? Well, I would say that usually you…

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silver_libran
May 14, 2012 1:00 pm
tarsha678
tarsha678
14 May 2012

Does this sound right?

Does this sound right?
WA

I know now that I will not be signing at handover without written confirmation that any outstanding repairs or work will be completed and within a timeframe that i agree…

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tarsha678
May 14, 2012 4:26 pm
Rowena
Rowena
14 May 2012

Looking for landscaper - northern suburbs Melbourne (Wallan)

Looking for landscaper - northern suburbs Melbourne (Wallan)
VIC

I can highly recommend Mark from Blue Gum Landscapes. He lives in Doreen. Mark did our retaining wall out the back. Very professional job and a great guy. Cost was very…

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Rowena
May 14, 2012 9:00 pm
Rowena


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